Ostara

Ostara Celebrate The Season Of Returning Sunlight And The Bursting Forth Of The Birds, Bees, And TreesOstara Also Known As The Spring Equinox Is A Time Of Renewal, A Time To Plant Seeds As The Earth Once Again Comes To Life This Guide To The History And Modern Celebrations Of Ostara Shows You How To Perform Rituals And Work Magic To Renew Your Power And Passion For Living And Growing Rituals Recipes Lore Spells Divination Crafts Correspondences Invocations Prayers MeditationsLlewellyn S Sabbat Essentials Explore The Old And New Ways Of Celebrating The Seasonal Rites That Are The Cornerstones Of The Witch S Year

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Ostara
  • Kerri Connor
  • 22 July 2019
  • 9780738741819

10 thoughts on “Ostara

  1. says:

    Another wonderful little book in the Sabbat series, this one focusing on Ostara Simply a little over view with something for everyone It s not strictly Wiccan though Wiccans can certainly use it too The same chapters as before Old Ways, New Ways, Spells and Divination, Recipes Crafts, Prayers Invocations, and Rituals of Celebration along with Correspondences for Ostara Wonderfully organized and easy to follow I enjoy learning some stuff I hadn t known as well as annotating stuff I can use in my own practice and spirituality.

  2. says:

    Disclaimer This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.I really liked the fact that this was not just a Wiccan book, and that it focused on Neo Paganism views on the holiday as well I liked how some of the recipes were vegetarian friendly.There was a little bit of everything for everyone.I wish there was a bit advanced information, I felt like I didn t learn anything I didn t read before or researched before.I recommend this as a good starting place for new neo pagans, since it feels like a compilation of information in one book.Also, the cover is cute It really stands out among other witchy books.

  3. says:

    Ostara is the first of the Llewellyn s Sabbat Essentials that I received to review This reference book is in a very easy navigate format, with just six simple chapters Old Ways, New Ways, Spells Divination, Recipes Crafts, Prayers Invocations, and Rituals of Celebration The first section, Old Ways , explains the historical context and anciently tied traditions of the sabbat The section of New Ways offers modern day ways to connect to the holiday, like gardening or taking walks or meditation Things that you can do in your daily life, without a lot of difficulty or struggle It also suggests places to visit and places to go so you re out in the wonderful springtime The Spells Divination chapter contains just that spells and divination tips and ideas Some of these include a spell to assist in difficult changes, and a Spring is in the Air Love Attraction Spell These are written in step by step format, and include lists of the things you will need to follow them There are also prayers and words to say included These serve as good jumping off points for beginners to the path This is expanded on within the Prayers and Invocations section as well The Recipes and Crafts section, again, includes just what you d think Some of the recipes included in this book are Mint Lamb Chops and Hot Cross buns They re short and relatively simple recipes, with the steps written in of a paragraph format as opposed to a step by step list There are desserts, drinks, and meals for both vegetarians and meat eaters alike Crafts include Eggshell Plant Pots and Painted Garden Stones These are largely family friendly and relatively easy crafts that are a fun way to spend the day I m not the craftiest person, so I was happy to see that these are things that I think I can actually do The last chapter, Rituals of Celebration includes a ritual for a solitary practitioner, one designed for two people, and one designed for a group All in all, I think this is a great place to start as a beginner, or a relatively quick way to brush up on things if you re not in the regular study habit Reading this book made me request the next book in the series I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review This review can also be found on my blog, Bitches n Prose.

  4. says:

    Part of Llewellyn s Sabbat Essentials series, Ostara focuses on the early spring festival of renewal and regeneration First, however, you must slog your way through a general history of the wheel of the year and how this wheel effects modern neo pagans throughout the year and the differences between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere versions of it This information, very introductory and likely common knowledge to any neo pagan reading the book, drags the text down right from the start I was bored with it before I even got to the paragraphs telling me what kind of information I would find in the book I was about to read Ostara then proceeds to tell us the history of the holiday initially by repeating several paragraphs of material from the introduction before moving on into a scholarly discussion of the background and development of Ostara as a pagan holiday For a supposedly ancient holiday, the fact that this is an ancient celebration is repeated several times, it seems strange that all the written information or references to it begin in the 8th century in illuminated manuscripts with no references discovered in any ancient sites or ancient texts of which we have fragments or whole manuscripts Then, in a dramatic shift, the author turns around and says it was all Gerald Gardner s idea Excuse my sarcasm, but I m beginning to think anything with neo pagan festivals is solely Gerald Garnder s idea or, if writers can t come up with something to say yes, that s where it started in archaeology, they blame him for inventing it Three paragraphs later, once again Ostara is an ancient festival from Ireland Yes, if you can t tell, I got rather frustrated rather fast with the almost schizophrenic shifts back and forth on the history of the holiday especially when the author attempted to link Ostara to all sorts of other ancient fertility rites which conveniently happened in the early to mid spring.After the historic ramble comes a ramble on the status of the holiday among modern neo pagan groups and, strangely enough, the general public A long discourse follows basically connecting all sorts of modern events, holidays, illness and cures to the return of spring After reading this book, I have to wonder if when they get around to a book on Lammas the eventual author will try to make football into a modern harvest rite Needless to say, my enthusiasm for this book bombed out long before I reached the spell section which also underwhelmed me with long lengthy explanations and bits of modern poetry as spells for things you might want to do in the spring cleansing, mediation, renewal, attracting love, divination though for some reason the Ostara rituals were tucked away at the very end of the book and were quite lengthy even for a solitary In reading them, they seemed familiar and I wonder if they were adapted from something previously published elsewhere The best part was the recipes and crafts section The recipes were healthy and sounded delicious though many of the ingredients were not available currently for me so I was unable to try them out The crafts were simple for the most part and suitable for someone to do with their children.In the end, this book had its highs and lows for me I believe it is best suited for someone new to the neo pagan movement or who is just started to develop a library of material of their own It is very introductory, if lengthy and repetitive in many places Much of the material could have been edited to eliminate the repetition and contradictions in the text Still, for what it is, it s not the worst book out there nor is it the best Book received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  5. says:

    The series has a great basis to it, a basic summary of every Sabbat and practices that are common as well as some brief history, some recipes and some eclectic magic thrown in Something that irritated me was that many of the ideas for crafts and recipes were not very specific or broad, and felt a little rushed or just like modern pinterest ideas The ritual was very basic, with little specification to Ostara, and focused on the idea of rebirth rather than the changes in nature, animals and the world around us It felt disjointed at times and I had trouble with chapters being out of order Ex You are given a prayer to read, but then the prayer is supposed to be said after a ritual, which is not mentioned until the chapter later Above all, it s a cute book with some basic information but nothing about Ostara that is powerful enough to make an impact or inspire a Wiccan, Witch or anybody reading who has a basic knowledge already of the Sabbat I was hoping for detail in such a specifically aimed book, If you re on a budget I wouldn t buy it, but if you prefer a traditional book as a resource it s good staple information with not much else.

  6. says:

    Of the Llewellyn s Sabbat Essentials books that I ve read so far, I liked the Ostara book the best I love that the book isn t entirely wiccan and that the author addressed the whole Eostre problem from a historical stand point rather than stating it as fact I also loved that she explained a lot of the correspondences, especially the deities, and why they correspond with the sabbat rather than just listing them and asking the reader to just take their word.I will say, however, this book like the rest in this series is geared towards beginners, so there won t be a lot of new information for advanced practitioners, except maybe some new ideas for meals or meditations With this in mind, I really do wish the series would include some subtle rituals that learning pagans could do if either they re living situation doesn t permit elaborate rituals spell work or they just want to ease into it.Beginner and discreet subtle rituals spell work is something that I have long felt is really missing in the pagan literature that is available, and a series geared towards beginners should be a perfect place for it I just think it s a missed opportunity.

  7. says:

    I feel very disappointed by this book I picked it up hoping for a very detailed and rich book about the Ostara holiday with lots of crafts, recipes, spells, etc There aren t many books solely dedicated to just Ostara so I thought this would be excellent It was however very small, lacked a lot of inspiration, and felt thrown together I m still giving this book 3 stars because the recipes and crafts included were very good and I enjoyed reading the book I just don t think there was enough included and it was TOO short The old and new ways lore section was pretty bland, the ritual walkthrough didn t feel like a Wiccan walkthrough at all and isn t something I would use ever, and there were basically no spells appropriate for the holiday included For being a new series supposedly dedicated to the Sabbats I was disappointed and I m left wondering if I should bother reading the rest of the series at this point.

  8. says:

    Spring 2018 I love, love, love discovering this new set of Wheel of the Year books exist I m going to be picking these up one at a time, per holiday, as the year goes on and adding them all to my collection I was incredibly quite pleased the whole first third of the book is broken up into Old Ways and New I love that the Old Ways section is, indeed, delved research into the references of spiritual practices for any people or rites related to this holy day through centuries I love the clarity of some things not having an answer, or us still not being certain The invocation page was fun, as well, though I do wish there were some crafts and recipes than those listed.

  9. says:

    This is definitely one of the better books in this series The author focuses a lot on general themes and different ideas for how you can incorporate them into your life at this time, but leaves a lot of space for personalization Everything reads like a suggestion than a it must be done this way to be correct ultimatum I left with a pretty good understanding of the holiday and what it means and not just a few really specific practices that I m not sure how to adapt like I have with some of the other books.

  10. says:

    Of all the Sabbat essentials books, this one was probably the most enjoyable to read It was well researched, grammatically sound, and inspired my plans for the upcoming sabbat immensely It also included vegan vegetarian recipes in the section pertaining to food to be eaten during Ostara, which I greatly appreciated, because those alternatives were severely lacking in the rest of the collection I have read thus far This book made me really excited for Ostara, so I believe it has done it s job.

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